Recommendations such as enhanced safety protocols were developed for resuming elective procedures.
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have a positive attitude toward plastic surgery in the COVID-19 period, and recommendations have been issued for resuming elective procedures, according to a press release issued by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The ASPS surveyed Americans' perceptions of plastic surgery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and examined responses from more than 1,000 consumers. During the pandemic, 49 percent of those who had not had plastic surgery indicated being open to cosmetic or reconstructive surgery in the future. Twenty-eight percent of these respondents would consider a first-time cosmetic procedure. Improved overall confidence was reported by those who had previous procedures, and 29 percent of respondents indicated they were interested in specific treatments.
As interest persists in plastic surgery, members of the ASPS developed recommendations for reopening strategies.